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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3246–3248

Simulated and measured optical coherence tomography images of human enamel

Alwin Kienle and Jan Schäfer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3246-3248 (2012)

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Optical coherence tomography images of human enamel were simulated and compared to measured images. A Monte Carlo code was implemented, which considered the microstructure of enamel. The prisms, the main scattering structures of the enamel, were described by oscillating cylinders whose scattering functions were obtained by solutions of Maxwell’s equations. The essential features of the measured images including the Hunter–Schreger bands could be explained by the simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2012
Published: July 30, 2012

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Alwin Kienle and Jan Schäfer, "Simulated and measured optical coherence tomography images of human enamel," Opt. Lett. 37, 3246-3248 (2012)

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